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Search: Posts Made By: RichH
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By RichH
Re: Lashing lifelines

Use the following (also) for tying off lifelines: http://www.colligomarine.com/docs/misc/lashing_line_tie_ver_1_1.pdf
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,171
Posted By RichH
Re: cleaning out water tanks

Best is to partly (half?) fill the tank with water, add the 80 oz., then complete the fill ... such will 'wash' any 'straight' clorox into the tank and off of hoses, etc. 100% clorox on stainless...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,171
Posted By RichH
Re: cleaning out water tanks

Mike
For a 200 gallon tank, the standard shock sanitization schedule using laundry grade (5%) Clorox would be ~80 ounces of Clorox per 200 gallons. Then a soak for one hour ... 2 hours Max. This...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By RichH
Re: Hot water plumbing - the hose

Most 'polymer' water lines have a maximum limit of 170°-180°F, at which temperature the 'polymer' begins to soften. This includes PE, UHMWPE, etc.

PEX and CPVC can be used to a max. of ~200°F ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By RichH
Re: Looking for any ideas ( Diesel smell & wood )

Detergents mixed with HOT water will eventually 'emulsify' the oil. Dawn is a good one and wont weaken the wood cells nor the cellulose.

FWIW - Hot water soaks on veneer is veneer-no-more.
Forum: Learning to Sail 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,528
Posted By RichH
Re: Mainsail twist & traveller position

If the sail is woven dacron, and its reasonably new .... the amount of twist that the sailmaker designed into the sail will be appropriate for beating with the traveller set ON the centerline for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By RichH
Re: halyard corrosion

Good idea. ..... and then occasionally spray on "Boeshield™" to retard the subsequent corrosion in the 'terminals', etc.
Boeshield T-9 Lubricant...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By RichH
Re: halyard corrosion

If your wire-tope halyards arent showing broken strands (meat hooks) AND you attach the halyard with BALL CLEATS (a series of small balls that are pressed/swaged onto the wire and which attach to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By RichH
Re: Can bleach damage FRP

Long term and warm to hot Clorox (Sodium Hypochlorite) will begin to damage the polyester component of FRG; but, well beyond what a consumer with a bottle of laundry bleach can do.

Dilute Acetic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By RichH
Re: Fabric weight for genoa

For a 135-150% I would suggest 4-5oz dacron for the Mid Chesapeake. This would be stable enough for the occasional 'sea breezes' of mid to late afternoon during 'the doldrums' of mid-summer.

As...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By RichH
Re: Docking under Sail - Beam reach approach

Considerations and Suggestions:

Momentum is the bane of safely sailing into a slip (or backing out of a slip in order to sail). Too much momentum and you'll risk a crash, too little and you wont...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-14-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,450
Posted By RichH
Re: increasing and consolidating standing rigging size

A riggers 'rule of thumb': 1 mm stretch per 2 meter length of wire is equivalent to 5% of the breaking load, irrespective of the diameter of the wire.
Ref.: p29 of:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-14-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,450
Posted By RichH
Re: increasing and consolidating standing rigging size

The issue that breaks 98% of all rigging is crystallization of the microscopic metal grain structure or 'fatigue'. Fatigue is cumulative and additive, starting from 'day one'. If your intention is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-14-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,450
Posted By RichH
Re: increasing and consolidating standing rigging size

Jeff is spot on with his recommendations.

Increasing the 'strength' of the wire will not increase 'reliability' of the standing rig, unless you also strengthen all the chainplates, the chainplate...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-31-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By RichH
Re: Repairing the luff on our jib

Thanks Ron, appreciate the kudos.

FWIW and since this is a relatively smallish area jib (Bristol 24) ........

Your pic really doesnt show any fiber breakage other than the 'fuzz' from the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-31-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By RichH
Re: Repairing the luff on our jib

For DIY repair:
In your pic, the stitching that holds the 'cord' in its sleeve in the 'front most' portion is missing - A good indicator that the entire run of stitching is weak. The usual course...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,453
Posted By RichH
Re: Would it be feasible to put a sail on this boat

Do websearch for: canoe OR kayak + sailing + leeboard

here's a representative result: Kayarchy - sailing rigs for kayaks & canoes (http://www.kayarchy.com/html/01equipment/014sailingkayaks.htm)
Forum: Diesel 01-21-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By RichH
Re: Fresh Water System Leak - Universal M2-12

Could be the signs/symptoms of:
a blown head gasket ... the cooling water is being 'sucked' into the combustion chamber during a 'downstroke'. When this happens there is usually some 'blackness'...
Forum: Diesel 01-17-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By RichH
Re: Should engine mounts be replaced

Most engine mounts contain 'a rubber' to accommodate adverse motion. All 'rubbers' when under pressure slowly deform over time through the process of 'creep' - permanent plastic deformation. This...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-08-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 955
Posted By RichH
Re: Broken Forestay Connecting Link

That long 'toggle plate' has two very severe potential failure areas - IMO. Id make the guess that Bavaria didnt do this; but, a 'rigger' did this. 'IT DOESNT 'LOOK RIGHT'.

1. that U-bolt is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-27-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 3,723
Posted By RichH
Re: Cleating off Furling line?

For a Hexaratchet to 'work' you need at least ~30-50% of its sheave circumference to be engaged with rope; you'll get that much if the furling drum control line is 'behind you' and attached to a...
Forum: Atomic 4 12-18-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,701
Posted By RichH
Re: Carb Problem?

Slab Rust !!!!!
Very common on marine exhaust manifolds, especially on engines that are drained of cooling water when seasonally or long term stored on the hard.
What happens is that as the cast...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-09-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,564
Posted By RichH
Re: Sailboat interior seaworthy design

Just my humble opinion on a 'seaworthy' interior design.

The interior should be so designed such that one can go forward or aft, etc. during a 'viscous' seastate ..... and always has a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-08-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By RichH
Re: Engine Raw Water Plumbing Diameter

3/4" will have 2.3 times the internal volume of 1/2" ... less pressure drop (resistance) = greater volumetric flow.
If you can easily afford it, go 3/4 all the way.
But, if mixing 1/2 and 3/4",...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-01-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By RichH
Re: Bilge blower location question?

There will be minimal difference in volumetric flow.

The cfm difference will be based on the small differences in pressure between the outlet and inlet. Those differences will be inches of water...
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